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  1. Share specific cells on specific sheets with Office 365 users

    I have a user who has created a Spreadsheet with 25 tabs. She would like to share this with 25 Office 365 users (Online only - no domain). She wants each user to have view rights over the entire workbook, but have edit rights to a specific range of cells on that users tab.

    It looks like you can do this on a traditional network with a domain, but when saved to her OneDrive or to SharePoint, the sharing option doesn't connect with Office 365 - It is still looking for a traditional domain\Username to share with (See http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/118905/lock-cells-to-certain-people-but-give-access-to-others-in-a-live-excel-online-wo)

    15 votes
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  2. Short link to shared documents

    It would be nice to have short links to shared documents instead of long ugly links, so we don't need to use external shorteners for internal documents (we should't share links to outside of company).

    22 votes
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    info needed  ·  Tamar Tzruya responded

    Thank you for your feedback. Short Link is a Host functionality and not specific app functionality. OneDrive Consumer and Box support it. SharePoint and OneDrive for business require using a free SP app or 3rd party tools. Hope this answer your feedback, if not, can you please provide more info?

    Tamar [MSFT]

  3. Notifications when file is updated

    I would like to know when my OneDrive file that I have shared with someone is updated by that other person.

    104 votes
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  4. Provide an option to check-out a document that was opened using word/excel-online?

    Provide an option to instantly check-out a document that is opened using word/excel-online? That way you can change almost seamlessly from read-only to update mode.

    3 votes
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  5. Chat

    You should be able to chat with specific people in the group without including the whole team. Also needs a pop up feature for chats. We have to be working in the excel doc to see the chat. Not effective

    1 vote
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  6. Share Means Share

    Enable email attachment, to Share, in Excel Online. If it exists, it's not in Share.

    1 vote
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  7. Please action requests -

    How about listening to users and add in "personal filters" when multi-tasking and correct regional date, number and currency settings?? These ideas have multiple separate entries in the list below.

    3 votes
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  8. Inform me when a shared workbook becomes available

    If someone has a shared workbook checked out, I cannot edit it, so I get a message telling me this. It would be helpful if a notification was made when it became available. Even better would be to know who has it checked out so that I can contact them

    2 votes
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  9. allow author to reject changes by others

    Allow the file author (originator / admin) to reject or unwind any change made by others to his/her Excel file.

    5 votes
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  10. Enable Kicking People out of Excel Online

    I would like a way to be able to kick people out of Excel Online so that I can easily edit the workbook in regular Excel.

    2 votes
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  11. allow the online version of excel to save. right now we don't and we are supposed to believe that everything

    allow the online version of excel to save.

    right now we are forced to rely on microsoft and auto-save to sync correctly.

    often it doesn't and work gets lost between the online version and the offline/local/shared drive version open in Excel.

    if we were allowed to save/commit online. we could revert to the online version instead of leaving it in the hands of microsoft to get the update right.

    1 vote
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. EXCEL Onlie for Directory need update to the latest.

    From: Nasim Jahanhussain
    Sent: Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 04:05 PM
    To: Tanvir Hussain <Tanvir_Hussain@Singaporeair.com.sg>; bg.cargo@edi.champ.aero; George Li <george_li@singaporeair.com.sg>; Ashil Shehab <Ashil_Shehab@Singaporeair.com.sg>; Abidur Rahman <Abidur_Rahman@Singaporeair.com.sg>; NIPUN DRONG <NIPUN_DRONG@Singaporeair.com.sg>
    Cc: Haresh Indru <haresh_indru@singaporeair.com.sg>; Alice Yeo <alice_yeo@singaporeair.com.sg>; Zishan Mahbub <Zishan_Mahbub@Singaporeair.com.sg>; RASHEDUL ISLAM <RASHEDUL_ISLAM@Singaporeair.com.sg>; Shahriyar Uddin <Shahriyar_Uddin@Singaporeair.com.sg>
    Subject: Re: AWB 618-62397985 SIN-DAC

    Dear Shehab/Abid,
    Please look into the matter and do the needful.
    Hi George,
    Please note that Ishtiak/Imtiaz/Nasim Uddin had left the company. Therefore, please replace them with Nipun/Rashedul/Zishan/Abidur/Ashil and Shahriyar. All…

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  16. Add a site collection administrator toggle for opening files in either View or Edit mode as a default

    As the change to open files in Edit mode by default does not work well for many people,provide site collection administrators a toggle to set files to open in View or Edit mode by default, as their organizations deems fit.

    1 vote
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  17. Get a message as soon as a documented is not locked anymore

    If another user has locked a document for editing I'd like to get a message as soon as the document is unlocked again. I would then be able to grab the document myself and do my own edits.
    Currently I need to monitor the locking status continuously which distracts me permanently from my other work.

    1 vote
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  18. PLEASE ADD!!!!!!!!!! notifications when someone updates the file in cloud office... this is an old and well used feature of google doc

    PLEASE ADD!!!!!!!!!! notifications when someone updates the file in cloud office... this is an old and well used feature of google doc

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  19. Pls Completely Prevent Downloads Of Embedded Excel Workbooks and Fix "Disable Download" Bug

    Currently, Excel users can disable downloading of an embedded Excel workbook by unchecking "Include a download link" in the embedding options in Excel Online.

    However, this does not prevent downloading of the Excel file. If using Javascript option for embedding, the download button and link to the workbook is removed from the bar at the bottom, giving the user a false sense of security.

    However, a malicious user (or simply an unauthorized user/site visitor) can view the page source where the workbook is embedded, and view the direct link for the workbook on OneDrive. If an unauthorized or malicious user…

    1 vote
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  20. Give the rights to one group to the selected cell and other group to enter in other range

    Can we share the few cells to the one group and other cell to another group so while entering the data. Here my example is i m teacher and different teacher wants to enter the marks so they will select their group of students enter the marks for their subject . so they will have the rights to enter only on the cell where we have given the rights

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